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In 1822, a stork with an arrow through its neck taught us that birds migrate.

While the bird was found in Germany, the arrow originated in central Africa, providing the first evidence of seasonal migration in birds. The German word "pfeilstorch" ("arrow stork") describes storks injured by arrows during their seasonal journeys between Europe and Africa—twenty-five pfeilstorch have been found to date.

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Science YouTuber +Scott Manley explains +SpaceX's CRS7 launch failure using MS Paint.

For anyone unfamiliar with MS Paint, it's the graphics equivalent of an Up Goer Five-style explanation: https://xkcd.com/1133/
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I've seen mutterings here and there, that some people find it completely believable that Orbital ATK paid the strut supplier dark money to pass a few lower-quality struts to SpaceX. Apparently, they're no strangers to corporate skulduggery, and have before done things of that ilk.
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A wildfire jumps the freeway in a changed California, where fire "season" is now a year-round hazard. 
On Friday evening, Grace Taylor and her parents were returning to their Southern California home after celebrating her sister’s 21st birthday in Las Vegas. The traffic on I-15 began came to a standstill, and she could see smoke and flames ahead. After two hours, they were still stuck on the...
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This animation combines various observations of Pluto over the course of several decades. 

The first frame is a digital zoom-in on Pluto as it appeared upon its discovery by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 (image courtesy Lowell Observatory Archives). 

The other images show various views of Pluto as seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope beginning in the 1990s and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft in 2015. 

The final sequence zooms in to a close-up frame of Pluto released on July 15, 2015.

Source: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/views-of-pluto-through-the-years
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Human screams occupy a special acoustic range that signals "Danger!" to the brain. 
A new study is turning an ear toward what exactly makes screams so terrifying.
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How to hack a breastpump: with mobile-controlled smart objects, superhero utility belts, and compression "to replace the suck."
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This giant egg mass dwarfs the divers. No surprise to read they approached with "a mixture of both excitement and fear."

HT +Craig McClain 
Oh July 9th, 2015 a group of lucky divers happened upon something truly remarkable--A 4-meter-wide clear sphere floating off the coast of a small town in
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What does "Earth-like" mean, exactly? While it's exciting to imagine exoplanets that are true Earth analogues, the reality is somewhat more complicated. Exoplanet Kepler 452-b resembles Earth in some ways, but there's too much about it that we still don't know to call "twinsies."
Scientists discovered a new world that's almost like Earth - and gives hope of finding a planet truly like ours.
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Microbiologist +Susan Perkins is answering microbe questions from kids ages 7-12 for an +American Museum of Natural History OLOGY web video.

Got questions? Submit them here: http://goo.gl/forms/FexjuszTyp

Find out more about OLOGY, the Museum's website for kids: http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology
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From a distance of 1 million miles away, Earth turns its sunlit side to EPIC—the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera on +NASA's DSCVR satellite. 
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
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Awesome spoken word by Fatimah Asghar about that time in 1979 when #Pluto briefly became the 8th planet from the Sun (NSFW language.)
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When the Sun is viewed in extreme ultraviolet light, we see charged particles spinning along magnetic field lines above the Sun’s surface, creating loops. Over a five-day period, a series of loops towered above a group of active regions. The tallest reach heights about 15 times the diameter of Earth.   

The loops are best observed when they cross the edge of the Sun, as it rotates away from the camera. 

Date: July 9–13, 2015
Instrument: Atmospheric Imaging Assembly
Wavelength: 171 Å (Angstrom: a unit of length used primarily to measure light wavelengths. 1 Å is equal to 0.1 nanometer.)

Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA 

Solar Dynamics Observatory: sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/
SDO's Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA): aia.lmsal.com/
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